Kawasaki J300 - Owner's Manual > Where to be Careful
Avoid spraying water with any great force near the following places.
- Disc brake master cylinder and caliper.
- Under the seat - if water gets into the fuse box or battery, it can ground out the spark. When this happens the vehicle will not operate properly and the affected parts must be wiped dry.
Coin operated, high pressure spray washers are not recommended.
Water may be forced into bearings and other components causing eventual failure from rust and corrosion.
Some soaps are highly alkaline and may leave a residue or cause spotting.
- Abrasive cleanser or high pressure washer will damage the surface finish on the bodywork.
Washing Your Vehicle
- Before washing, precautions must be taken to keep water off the
Muffler rear opening - cover with a plastic bag.
Ignition switch - cover the keyhole with tape.
- Rinse your vehicle with cold water from a garden hose to remove any loose dirt.
- Mix a mild neutral detergent (designed for motorcycles or automobiles) and water in a bucket. Use a soft cloth or sponge to wash your vehicle.
- After washing, rinse your vehicle thoroughly with clean water to remove any residue (residue from the detergent can damage parts of your vehicle).
- Remove the plastic bag and tape.
- Use a soft cloth to dry your vehicle.
As you dry, inspect your vehicle for chips and scratches. Do not let the water air dry as this can damage the painted surfaces.
- Carefully ride your vehicle at a slow speed and apply the brakes several times. This helps dry the brakes and restores them to normal operating performance.
Frequent and proper care of your vehicle will enhance its appearance, optimize overall performance, and extend its useful life. Covering your vehicle with a high quality, breathable vehicle cover will help protect its finish from harmful UV rays, pollutants, and reduce the amount of dust reaching its surfaces.